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Mankato Gala

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Because of you, we have brought hope to the hopeless for over 35 years.  Overcoming the devastation and heartbreak of addiction is a difficult journey.  With your help, we have been able to meet men, women, and teens where they are, to give them strength and purpose along the way.  In 2021, hope is alive.

Join us for our annual Mankato Gala on Thursday, September 30 at 5:30pm at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.  Hear stories of the miracles that are happening every day within our walls and help us to continue to restore families, strengthen communities, and transform lives.  We can’t do it without you.


If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation, please click below.

Emcee – Peter Bloedel

Peter Bloedel is a performer, musician, educator, writer and chair of the Bethany Lutheran College Theatre Department in Mankato, Minnesota. An enthusiast for the creative process, Bloedel hosts “It’s a Creative Life” on his Youtube Channel – Hey Pete!

Bloedel has authored several plays including published titles such as: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, A Play with Words, The Rules of Comedy, The Distracted Scholar’s Guide to Literature and Drama, Aboveboard, Jam Jar Sonnets, and adaptations of A Christmas Carol and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which have been performed more than 7,000 times in over 40 countries.

A founding member of the Mankato based acoustic band, The Divers, (celebrating their 30th year as a band in 2021), his music can be heard on Spotify and iTunes.  He still loves performing music, as well as magic and juggling, but also enjoys lecturing on topics ranging from creativity, to deception and influence.

Silent Auction

Bid on great vacation stays, restaurant gift cards, sports memorabilia, client made items, and more!

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to join us as a corporate sponsor in support of our mission through this event, while receiving special recognition among our 300 attendees and larger online community. Click below or contact Julia Lauwagie at 612.238.6132 or for more information.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


September 30
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Megan Mattson


Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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